Former nanny sues McCartney’s ex-wife

LONDON – The former nanny to Paul McCartney’s ex-wife described her Monday as a bitter and dishonest employer who forced her to work overtime without pay and demanded her staff say positive things about her to a documentary film posted to the Internet.

Sara Trumble, 26, is suing Heather Mills on grounds of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal, saying Mills effectively stripped her of a nanny role when she gave birth to her own baby girl.

Trumble, who was hired by Mills to look after her daughter with McCartney in 2004, told an employment tribunal in southern England that she often worked without pay as the couple stayed out late at various engagements.

When Mills split from the former Beatle two years later, Trumble said she provided Mills with a shoulder to cry on.

“Heather was very bitter towards Paul,” Trumble said. “I was, I believe, a great source of comfort and support for Heather at this time.”

But Trumble said the separation meant she spent an increasing amount of time commuting to Mills’ new home and less time looking after Beatrice, the couple’s daughter.

Trumble said Mills gave her a convertible and a $1,500 check when her daughter was born — but she said Mills also demanded that she return to work when she was still out on maternity leave.

Trumble said she was horrified when Mills told a meeting of her staff that a new nanny would be looking after Beatrice and that Trumble would instead be a full-time cleaner.

The trial was adjourned until Tuesday, when Mills, 42, is expected to present her side of the story.

Chaz Bono wants name, gender change made official

LOS ANGELES — Chaz Bono is asking a judge to formally change his name and gender.

The 41-year-old writer, activist and reality-TV star was born a girl to Sonny Bono and Cher. He filed a petition to change his name and gender last week.

Bono’s doctor filed a declaration with the court indicating he performed a gender-change operation last year.

Formerly called Chastity, Bono has called the gender change “the best decision I’ve ever made.”
The filing was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.

A hearing on the petition is scheduled for May 6 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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